DFDS DFDS LAND-BASED

Shunter Driver/Office Administrator

DFDS Logistics are based at 7 sites across the UK, have 338 trucks and 4,561 trailers that are used throughout the UK and Europe. Delivering to over 1,000 customers at over 4,000 unique sites, travelling nearly 30M KM per annum. Over 900 drivers are utilised, with close to 500 drivers being employed directly by DFDS.

This vacancy is within the DFDS Logistics operation based out of Kings Lynn working with the day shift team. We work on behalf of a major Frozen food retailer with close links to other DFDS sites and contracts based through the UK. Be part of a high performing team who deliver great service to our customers in the most cost-effective solution possible. The role itself will be varied, some loading of vehicles and pre-loading trailers, along with day to day office tasks. You will need to hold a class 1 licence for this position.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support other team members in problem solving, carrying out root cause analysis and driving improvements.
  • Liaise with the coldstore to arrange the efficient loading of vehicles
  • Ensure invoices, reports and statistical information are completed on time in full.
  • Pre-brief and de-brief drivers to ensure they understand their requirements for the day and that we act on any issues they find whilst on the job.
  • Develop an understanding of DFDS IT systems such as Velocity and Mandata.
  • Good IT skills covering Microsoft packages and ability to understand external systems such as Tachomaster.
  • Ensure audit performance set against regulatory, legislative and business requirements are completed.
  • Communicate directly with our customers, listening to their needs and giving them great customer service.
  • Work closely with the Regional Transport Manager and be reactive to the needs of the business, flexing what the priorities are on any given day.
  • Support in the resourcing our of driver plan to ensure delivery on time and management of costs.
  • Building a relationship with the Planning Control Tower to make sure we continuously improve and get better every day.

 

Now about what we can give you.  You’ll be able to access some fantastic benefits such as:

  • Life assurance cover
  • Contributory company pension scheme
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Free ferry travel for up to 4 guests between Dover and Calais / Newcastle and Amsterdam with no limit on trips
  • Full employee assistance programme including:
  • Proactive financial, emotional, mental and physical health care support including face to face counselling, fast 24/7 access to a GP, a second medical opinion and legal support for colleagues and their family
  • Huge range of retail discounts from high street and online retailers
  • Cashback on health care including dental, optical, physiotherapy, prescriptions, specialist consultations and much more
  • Access to Thrive, our award-winning Wellbeing platform
  • Access to mental health first aid and opportunity to join support webinars with a focus on all areas of positive wellbeing

 

Who We Are…. DFDS provides shipping and transport services in Europe, generating annual revenues of EUR 1.9bn. To over 8,400 freight customers, we deliver high performance and superior reliability through shipping and port terminal services, and transport and logistics solutions. For six million passengers, we provide safe overnight and short sea ferry services. Our 10,000 employees are located on ships and in offices across more than 20 countries. DFDS was founded in 1866, is headquartered in Copenhagen, and listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.  In the UK, DFDS prides itself on having signed the Armed Forces Covenant and membership of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network.

 

Interested? Apply now!   If you’re looking for a varied role and have a desire to work in one of Northern Europe’s leading shipping and logistics company, please send us across your CV!

Region:

England

Job type:

Permanent

Working hours:

Full-time

Working days:

Day

Location:

Kings Lynn

Contacts:

Talent Acquisition Team